starting over

Here is the yarn before I started the project for Tye's baby:

Here is the swatch I knitted (you've seen this picture before):

And I didn't take a picture of the project in progress, but here is what it looks like now:

It's a little blurry because it's blurred by my tears. I got about halfway finished and then got so messed up with the pattern, unknitted about 12 rows and still couldn't fix it, so I just ripped the whole thing back and rewound the yarn into a ball. Boohoo! That's the way it goes, I suppose. So I'm starting over.

In other news, here is a picture of some chocolate fortune cookies I made from a recipe from a wedding book I checked out from the library. They are pretty tasty, and surprisingly simple to make.

The soft glow of Chafing Fuel

Ah, 'tis a wonderful thing to be able--on a cold winter's night--to gather round, or "cozy up," if you will, to the soft warmth of 2.6 oz. Prepackaged Chafing Fuel silently crackling in the Hershey's S'mores Maker and make some delicious hot shmoes. Ah, the sweet smell of flaming marshmallows, and the delicious crunch of the graham crackers, and the almost-but-not-quite-gooey goodness of white chocolate sandwiched between...

Well, we did enjoy ourselves, it was quite fun. I even lived on the very edge and had a s'more with delicious real milk chocolate for the first time in like, probably a whole year. Unless you count all the chocolate ice cream I ate when I was pregnant. In that case, it's only been five months. Yum.

Thanks, Kev-O, for torching one for the blog. It's glove.

a stitch a day keeps the doctor away...

but not the dust, dirt and cobwebs. I thought I would post a picture of the recent swatch I did to find out my gauge for a project I am doing for Tye's baby. As most of you know Tye, I won't tell you exactly what I am making yet, so it can be a surprise. You can see how lazy I am because I didn't bind off. Ah, well, it still works, right? Anyway, I'd rather knit any day than sweep the floor or clean the toilet, so I'm glad for an excuse to neglect my job and my house.

saudades... the portuguese word you use when you want to tell someone "i miss you". Direct translation: it means "longings."

Saudades, grandma. I miss you so much.